Renji Abarai
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Art of Renji.
Universe Bleach
First appearance Bleach - Volume 6, Chapter 51: DEATH 3
MG appearance(s) Super Smash Flash 2
Species Soul Reaper
Gender Male
Alignment Neutral
Created by Tite Kubo
Voiced by (Japanese) Kentarō Itō
Reiko Kiuchi (child)
Voiced by (English) Wally Wingert
Yuri Lowenthal (child)
Company Pierrot

Renji Abarai (阿散井 恋次) is a major character in the manga and anime Bleach. He was originally planned to appear as a playable character in Super Smash Flash 2 but ended up being an Assist Trophy instead. However, he was removed in the Beta version of the demo in favor of Rukia Kuchiki due to major bugs regarding floor collisions, teleporting issues and being slippery,[1] as well as Rukia's larger popularity and importance in Bleach.[2]

Character description

Renji is quite dynamic. He varies from smug and cocky to disquieted and depressed after his major defeats, but shows himself to be an incredibly serious and determined fighter when confronted with an actual challenge. Willing to fight, kill, and die for whatever he believes in, Renji is a dangerous man to those who stand in his way. He has brown eyes and long crimson hair, which is usually kept in a high ponytail. His upper body is covered in tribal tattoos. The amount of tattoos has increased over time, starting from his early days as a Shinigami candidate to covering his entire back and much of the front of his body and his extremities. He wears the standard Shinigami outfit, though he usually includes some sort of headgear, usually expensive glasses or a white headband when he is saving up to purchase some new glasses. While out of uniform, Renji often wears a white kimono-like type of night clothing, with pink floral patterns on it, and a dark gray sash tied around his waist, with bandages underneath.

In the Super Smash Flash series

In Super Smash Flash 2

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As a playable character

Renji was once going to be a new character that would have appeared in SSF2 along with Ichigo before being cut due to saturation of manga-originated characters. He appeared as an Assist Trophy instead.

As a Assist Trophy

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Renji in Super Smash Flash 2.
Universe Bleach
First appearance Bleach - Volume 6, Chapter 51: DEATH 3
Type Offensive
Effect Fights alongside the characters using slash combos.
Rarity Common

Renji acts somewhat as if he was a playable character as he could detect opponents to chase them around to slash them several times before unleashing his Bankai: Hihiō Zabimaru.




  1. Retrieved June 7, 2017
  2. Retrieved June 30, 2018